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'''Bart Denton Ehrman''' (born October 5, 1955) is an American New Testament scholar, currently the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is one of North America's leading scholars in his field, having written and edited 30 books, including three college textbooks. He has also achieved acclaim at the popular level, authoring five The New York Times Best Seller list|''New York Times'' bestsellers. Ehrman's work focuses on textual criticism of the New Testament, the historical Jesus, and the development of early Christianity.
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Birth placeLawrence, Kansas, United States of America|United States
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Other names| known_for = {{nowrap|New Testament authentication}} and Textual variants in the New Testament|textual variants, historical Jesus, early Christian writings, orthodox corruption of scripture.
EducationBA (1978), MDiv (1981), PhD (1985)
Alma materMoody Bible Institute
Wheaton College (Illinois)|Wheaton College
Princeton Theological Seminary
EmployerThe Department of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
SpouseSarah Beckwith
Partner| children = Kelly and Derek
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